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Robert F. Keiser

September 12, 1936 — July 25, 2023

Gothenburg, NE


Robert F. Keiser, 86, of Gothenburg, NE, passed away July 25, 2023 at Meadowlark Pointe in Cozad, NE.

He was born September 12, 1936 to Edwin and Gladys (Duis) Keiser in Gothenburg, NE. Robert graduated with the class of 1954.

Robert started at the young age of 17 driving a truck for Harry Wilson. He got the bug of driving and drove for Harry, James O Block, and he eventually drove with his brother Willard, buying out Harry Wilson, and combined the trucking and farming. He bought a second truck from Milford Lammers. He enjoyed trucking so much. After semi-retiring he helped out local farmers during harvest by hauling grain. 

Robert married Elaine Martin on July 17,1960 and to this union three children were born, Jeff, Tim, Angie.

They loved family get togethers, going south for the winter and doing lots of camping in the summer. Robert will be missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elaine of Gothenburg, NE; son, Jeff (Tracey) Keiser, and their children, Jessica (Marion) Rotz and their boys, Lukas and Linkon Rotz, Johanna Keiser. Tim (Shanna) Keiser, and their children Jayde (Beau) Johnson and their children Riggs, Maggie, and Jed Johnson, TJ (Timilynn) Keiser and their children Rachel and baby "K" due in August. Daughter, Angie (Ron) Mannel and their children Shelby (Tyson) Miller and their children, Frankie and Nellie Miller, Kati Mannel and William Mannel. Brother, Willard (Laura) Keiser, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel 620 10th St, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 27, 2023, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, with family present from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Services will be held at American Lutheran Church, Friday, July 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm with Doug Hjelmstad Officiating.  

Interment will follow in the American Lutheran Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 27, 2023

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Blase Strauser Memorial Chapel

620 10th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 28, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

American Lutheran Church

1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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